• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

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Postcards of Fort Smith

over 30 vintage postcards of Fort Smith arranged as montage
Early 20th c. postcards of Fort Smith
 

Fort Smith National Historic Site has an extensive collection of postcards featuring views of Fort Smith and the surrounding area.

Use the links on the right to view postcards of the images of the second Fort Smith, Commissary, Quartermaster Storehouse, and federal court era buildings.

To see additional postcards including images of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers and early 20th century Fort Smith, click here.

Did You Know?

Park staff and volunteers demonstrating using lindstock and slowmatch to ignite the cannon's primer

The soldiers who came to Fort Smith in 1817 were still using some 18th century technology and drill. The cannon was discharged using a lindstock and slowmatch to ignite the primer, which originally was loose powder or a turkey quill filled with powder.